June 02, 2015 07:30 ET

Industry Veteran Kirk Bowman Joins ClusterHQ Board of Directors

Sales Executive Who Helped Build Multiple Billion Dollar Companies Will Advise on Establishing Market for Container Data Management

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2015) - ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, today announced that Kirk Bowman has joined its board of directors. Bowman is currently a board member at several leading technology companies, including Atlassian and Couchbase, and was formerly on the board at Nimble Storage. Widely recognized as one of the technology industry's foremost experts in innovative go-to-market strategy and execution, Bowman will leverage his experience with high growth and category defining companies to accelerate adoption of ClusterHQ's flagship product Flocker, the industry's first container data management solution.

"Kirk joining ClusterHQ as an independent board member significantly elevates our go-to-market strategy and gives us a competitive edge to establish container data management as a must-have technology," said Mark Davis, CEO of ClusterHQ. "Kirk has played an important role in the success of at least five companies worth $1 billion or more. His extensive enterprise sales expertise and real-world insight will be invaluable as we solidify our position as an integral player in the Docker ecosystem and beyond."

Bowman's deep operational experience with category dominating companies in the storage, data and virtualization domains will be key as ClusterHQ establishes container data management as a fundamental tool for putting containers into production. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions at numerous category defining companies, such as VMware, EqualLogic, Nimble Storage, Atlassian and Parametric Technology. Additionally, Bowman is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches a course in building and managing professional sales organizations.

"The brilliant team at ClusterHQ identified an undeniable industry need and the company is primed to be the leading solution for data management within containers," said Bowman. "I'm thrilled to join the board and look forward to sharing my relevant experience to accelerate the uptake of Flocker in the enterprise."

About ClusterHQ
ClusterHQ is the company behind the container industry's first solution for reliably running databases, key-value stores and queues inside Docker containers. Through its innovative open-source data volume and container manager, Flocker, ClusterHQ delivers a platform for solving the significant operational challenges that come from running data-backed services inside containers. The ClusterHQ team is comprised of technical experts in storage, networking and containers who have successfully driven open source adoption in developer-led communities. The team holds seven patents related to operating container-based applications at scale.

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